Because the ones from Mexico arrive early in the morning, after feeding them and having interviews we went ahead and did their training so they could leave for their areas. This does make for a long day for them (since they usually have to get up at 4 to get here) but it also allows them to jump right into missionary work. We will have them all come back in four weeks for follow up training as well.
Our one American arrived at night, so we also fed him (along with his new companion) and then after spending the night in the office he received his training the next morning--in English so he could understand it.:-)
Here are some pictures from the day--beginning with a very bad picture of the early group. (The shadows from the palm trees messed it up a bit. I won't be doing that again.)
And this picture just made me laugh. This elder is apparently "growing" He actually borrowed a suit (pants and jacket from two different people). It is always good to have friends.:-)